The Wedding

Gecko Theatre
Drama , Dance
Thursday 8 February 2018 - Saturday 10 February 2018
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“There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union.”
The Guardian
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“Heart pounding drama… get ready to be blown away”
The Reviews Hub

We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce? 

Internationally acclaimed Gecko’s new show is inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, their extraordinary ensemble of international performers guides audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society.

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in the company’s trademark style, Gecko’s seventh touring production brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance.

We all want to believe in our journey, but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love to start again?

"A stunningly choreographed piece of physical theatre that movingly and hilariously explores the human condition." ★★★★★ Theatre Bubble

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The Wedding

“Bravery and physical distinctiveness has always distinguished Gecko’s work.”
The Guardian, Lyn Gardner

“This company have the extraordinary capability to pierce the heart of a subject and essentially remind us what it is to be human.”
The Reviews Hub

School Tickets - £10
With one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased.

Free Post-Show Discussion - Thursday 8 February
Join Gecko's Artistic Director Amit Lahav and the performers after the show for a Q&A discussing the show and Gecko's work.

Free Post-Show Panel Discussion - Friday 9 February

Following the show on Friday 9 February, Gecko will host a panel discussion that will explore two key themes from the show – integration and social cohesion, and affecting change in the community – and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the team. The panel will include:

Amit Lahav: Gecko Artistic Director

Kenny Wing Tao Ho: The Wedding performer

Lauren Whitter: an artist from Derbyshire who has been working with Gecko on physical theatre workshops to bring together young people from a local and migrant or refugee background

Caroline Harmon: from Marches Energy Agency, an independent charity specialising in the delivery of practical, creative and effective solutions to fuel poverty, promoting energy reduction and accelerating the uptake of renewable energy solutions and Transition Loughborough, a community driven movement aimed at reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and promoting local infrastructure in Loughborough.

Making Change: Free Workshop with Gecko

Saturday 10 February, 1pm - 4pm

Have you ever felt out of line with the way the world is going? Would you like to see change in yourself, your community, your country, beyond?

This free 3-hour workshop offers an open space to meet other people and explore themes from The Wedding as well as ideas that emerge from the group on the day. FIND OUT MORE

Running time: 
80 minutes (no interval)

Running Time: 80 minutes (no interval)

Age Guidance: 14+

Contains flashing lights, mild violence and some swearing